Our traditional IPRO Day event will not be held for the Fall 2018 semester. We are planning to
bring the event back as part of Illinois Tech Innovation Week in Spring 2019.

For Fall 2018, we will be organizing distributed end-of-semester reviews for the week of
November 26 th , and there may be opportunities for Chicago-area professionals to help critique
IPRO teams across a variety of topics. If you are interested, please contact Tom Jacobius at
jacobius@iit.edu or 312.567.3986 so that we can keep you informed of our plans.

IPRO Day – A Historical Note

Almost since the inception of the Interprofessional Project (IPRO) course in 1995, the IPRO Day
event has offered our interdisciplinary student teams the opportunity to showcase their
accomplishments. The first such event was called “IPRO Projects Week” in May 1997 and
featured a rich diversity of topics and instructors, included below:

  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation of How Well Buildings Work (Huyck (PSYC), Arditi (CE)
    and Schipporeit (ARCH)
  • Techno-Economic Analysis of Spools Holding Ultra-Thin Foil Used in Computers (Todd
  • AIR-IPRO (Barrett (HUM))
  • Advanced Techniques for Controlling Door Opener Systems (Tarabishy (ME))
    Sponsored by The Chamberlain Group of Duchossois Industries
  • Communications Technology Optimization for Door Opener Systems (Wong (EE))
    Sponsored by The Chamberlain Group of Duchossois Industries
  • Integrating Digital Design & Testing (Chang (EE))
  • 1997 Propane Vehicle Challenge (Ruiz (ME))
  • Development of a Dynamic Cardiac Imaging System (Roberge (CS))
  • Environmental, Economic, Policy and Social Impacts of Retrofitted Cars in Developing
    Countries (Khalili (CHE)) Sponsored by Ford Motor Company
  • Self-Contained Photovoltaic-Powered Advertisement (Selman and Al-Hallaj (CHE))
  • The Invention Center Entrepreneurial Team Topics (Ruiz (ME))
  • Future Concepts for Display of Beverages in Retail Stores (Felson (ARCH)) Sponsored
    by Coca-Cola USA, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Chicago and Jewel Food Stores

Generations of IPRO teams like those listed above have benefitted from the participation of
alumni and other professionals from the Chicago area – attending as Guests or Feedback Judges
to provide valuable feedback to our students. IPRO Day has traditionally been a wonderful
opportunity to network with colleagues who share a passion for experiential team-based
education across the disciplines, interacting with creative and passionate students collaborating
to solve problems and make the world a better place, and visiting the campus to absorb some of
the latest thinking across a diversity of research areas.

Spring 2018 IPRO Day Winners


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